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The Wise Hall & Lounge
1882 Adanac Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V5L 2E2
‘Let's Hear It 2018 Juno Host Committee’ #BrokenGlass
If 2017 taught the world anything – it is that 2018 is a time to celebrate diversity by smashing the glass ceilings in our music industry. A grassroots structure has emerged creating a proliferous faction to reflect our constant ever changing terrain of Canadian music, sending an updated message: today is a time for inclusivity.
Featuring an intersectional lineup of local artists: headlining is the genre smashing talents of Laydy Jams, followed by the intoxicating sound of Kristi Lane Sinclair, to the soul driving sound of FRANKIIE, to the beautiful sound of Douse, to the gracefulness of Kristen Ludwig, and opening with the passion of Anya. All hosted by two Mama Lionesses, Chelsea D.E. Johnson and Lola Lush, local veterans of the music scene.
Plus, with support from the Indian Summer Festival Society we present, Rose Water Poet performer, arts and social justice educator, Amal Rana will weave together a community narrative across cultures in a keynote speech about ‘Intersectional Feminism.’
Attempting to reconnect the intersects within the music industry with a FREE day time workshop series. Panel discussions to empower and educate emerging artists to veterans: how to maximize their music revenues, diversity in production, and as well as, how to create change with Intersectional Practices. All support with a solid and diverse technical team.
'Let's Hear It 2018 Juno Host Committee’ #BrokenGlass
Presented by: Come On, Vogue — Creative Women* In Music
(* Inclusive of trans, female identifying, non-binary, 2spirit, and friends) teamed up with: SoundGirls.org.
Let’s Hear It 2018 Juno Host Committee: Do604 and Music BC
Date: Sunday, March 11, 2018
Venue: The Wise Hall & Lounge
Address: 1882 Adanac St, Vancouver, BC V5L 4E5
On unceded Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), Səl̓ílwətaɬ (Tsleil- Waututh), and xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam) territories
Tickets available at: wisehall.ca/events/brokenglass
Showcase (Hall): 6:30pm – Midnight
1. Laydy Jams — facebook.com/LaydyJams/
2. Kristi Lane Sinclair — kristilanesinclair.ca/
3. Frankiie — frankiietheband.com/
4. Douse — douseband.com/
5. Kirsten Ludwig — kirstenludwigmusic.com/
6. Anya — anyamusic.net/
Keynote Speaker: Amal Rana — ‘Intersectional Feminism’ rosewaterpoet.com/
Hosted by: Chelsea D.E. Johnson & Lola Lush
Workshops (Lounge): 11:00am-5:00pm FREE
12pm — How to maximize your music revenues:
Gina Loes (CreativeBC) Shannon Luttmer (FACTOR Tips), Heidi Quicke (Tour Management Tips), & (SOCAN)
1pm — Diversity in Production:
Liz Kraft (IATSE 118 Young Workers Committee), Shawn Cole (Fader Master Studios), Alexis Douglas (SoundGirls.org) & Brittany Wong (Bash+Fete)
3pm — Creating change with Intersectional Practices in the industry:
DJ Angle, Nancy Lee, Brenda Koch (Project Greenhorn/The Carnival Band)
4pm — Group Discussion
— SHOWCASE ARTISTS:
Laydy Jams — facebook.com/LaydyJams/
Laydy Jams is a collective of women of colour, based in Vancouver, unceded Coast Salish territories. Featuring Missy D as femcee and Sejal on violin and vocals, our music is a mix of hip-hop, vocal harmonies, violin, and a lil 90's throwback to bring you home, hope, and love for the revolution. We use our music to empower youth, and challenge the themes often seen in popular music and society. Laydy Jams' music and message is impacted by our diverse cultural backgrounds, with influences hailing from around the world. We write our life experiences into music, knowing that we provide a kind of comfort, familiarity, and radical joy for other people of colour and marginalized communities. We bring the sound of our lives to audiences through roots of R&B, hip-hop, soul, classical, jazz, and funk.
Take a listen. Join our family.
Hope. Love. <3
— Kristi Lane Sinclair — kristilanesinclair.ca/
2017 Best Rock Album at the Indigenous Music Awards, Haida/Cree singer-songwriter Kristi Lane Sinclair is emblematic of a new wave of Canadian indigenous artists who are turning perceptions upside down. Raised in British Columbia’s backwaters, and drawing more from a DIY/indie aesthetic than traditional or mainstream music, Sinclair’s musical roots create a darkly intoxicating mix of grunge, folk and classical. Her smoky folk is rich and orchestral, underpinned with alternately snarling guitars and warm strings.
— FRANKIIE — frankiietheband.com/
FRANKIIE is an all-female independent dream-rock band from Vancouver, BC. They formed in December 2013 for a one-off gig where they had only met a few weeks before. The chemistry between them was undeniable and over the last four years the four members have become amazing friends and adventure seekers, taking their music from Haida Gwaii near Alaska to the southern tip of the Baja in Mexico.
Their debut EP ‘Girl of Infinity’ was self-released in July 2015. It hit #34 on the earshot National College Radio charts, and landed them a gig at the Todos Santos Music Festival organize by Peter Buck of R.E.M. After tours throughout Canada and down the coast of California, FRANKIIE tucked away to finish writing an album.
— Douse — douseband.com/
Douse is an art rock project from New Westminster, BC. Since their formation in 2013, Douse has evolved into a progressive and dark collective, yet still feels lush and somehow natural. Its three members share diverse influences, ranging from progressive and post-punk, to world music, to its folk roots. The result is a balance between violence and softness; sharp guitars push against orchestral ambiance and unconventional percussion. This contrast creates a stunning atmosphere that has been described as “devastatingly beautiful” and “deeply introspective; brooding and elevated by emotive, cinematic soundscapes” (The Revue).
— Kirsten Ludwig — kirstenludwigmusic.com/
Although blooming from the suburbs of Calgary, AB, Kirsten Ludwig belongs to no set of roads and dwells in transition. A nomad at heart, Ludwig finds true solace in her quiet ambition, gentle voice, and mellotron- induced thoughts. With a soft demeanour and heavy mind, Kirsten Ludwig achieves simultaneous vulnerability, strength, grace, and madness. As a catalyst for her music endeavours, Ludwig was given the opportunity to record her first album through the Rawlco 10K20 Grant in Alberta. 'Drifting' , released independently, is an album heavily influenced by the likes of Kathleen Edwards and Volcano Choir.
Ludwig released, 'Honest Tracks' , with the support of FACTOR, determined to establish herself as a songwriter and producer. Following the release of ‘Honest Tracks’, Ludwig embarked on a cross-Canada house show tour with Dan Mangan’s Madic Records, then independently touring the UK, Germany, The Netherlands, Austria, and Switzerland for 6 weeks in the fall of 2016 with Alexandria Maillot.
With another Cross-Canada tour under her belt earlier in the year, 2017 has been another busy year as she dives into the recording process of her third release. Ludwig is confirmed to release her upcoming record with Kathryn Calder’s Oscar St. Records.
— Anya — anyamusic.net/
Anya is an unsigned pop artist based in Vancouver, BC. Being born three months premature led to an eye condition, leaving her blind. Undeterred by this, she has had a passion for music since early childhood. She started off with piano and voice training when she was 7 years old, and then expanded her study to include musical theatre.
Anya has performed in shows such as Burnaby Cavalcade of Stars, Surrey Shines, and volunteered as an assistant vocal coach for the Panorama Children’s choir for several years. She has achieved several gold certificates at Kiwanis Fraser Valley Music Festival for vocal performances. She is also a member of the Young people’s Opera Society as well as The Tempos Choir.
Glass Walls is her Debut EP. The title track was inspired by an intense debate that Anya had with a family member about the prejudices and double standards that women, especially those with disabilities, face on a daily basis. The Ep was co-written with Tea Petrovic and Jeff Dawson, and produced by Jeff Dawson.
— Keynote Speaker: Amal Rana, Rose Water Poet, rosewaterpoet.com
TOPIC: Intersectional Feminism
Amal Rana is a mixed race, South Asian Muslim Performance Poet, Storyteller and Educator specializing in art projects weaving together community narratives across cultures, languages and generations.
The world is full of courage, when you write to me. (inspired by agha shahid ali: «the world is full of paper, write to me»)
— Workshops Panel Discussions (Lounge): 11:00am — 5:00pm
+FREE Coffee from Doi Chang Fair Trade Coffee — Hipposonic Music
+ FREE Snacks from Uprising Breads
— 12pm TOPIC: How to maximize your music revenues:
Shannon Luttmer has over ten years of music industry experience from working at labels like 604/Light Organ, Boompa Records & Hybridity Music. With a firm and thorough understanding of event planning, global distribution, publishing administration, types of record deals, marketing and grant administration, Shannon joined The District in late 2015 as the label manager for Proximity, Trap Nation & Elysian.
Shannon will be sharing successful tips for applying to FACTOR Grants (Foundation Assisting Canadian Talent On Recordings).
Read More (factor.ca)
— Heidi Quicke (Production Manager)
Heidi is a Freelance Stage, Tour and Production Manager who works with professional artists to bring the show they picture in their minds to the stage.
Today, seven years into her freelance career, she seeks to pass along her knowledge of contracts, invoicing and negotiation which she learned along the way. Heidi envisions a vibrant arts culture in Canada where artists live in financial stability, are confidant when negotiating fair compensation, and can focus their energy on their creative practices. She is very grateful to live and work on the unceded traditional territories of the Musqueam, Tsleil-Waututh, and Squamish Nations.
Read more at heidiquicke.ca
— (SOCAN) Vancouver Representative
Local Vancouver ‘SOCAN-ISTAS’ will be demystifying songwriting royalties.
SOCAN serves and champions the needs of music creators and publishers. They advocate and protect musician’s rights, license access to the world's music, and collect and distribute royalties in Canada and around the world. SOCAN ensures that their members are compensated fairly for the use of their work. They work hard to take music rights to the next level through both incremental and breakthrough improvements attained with an innovative and proactive mindset. This is about organizational change and improvements to our culture. We must set new standards for other performing rights organizations, and explore new business opportunities and activities.
Music. People. Connect.
Gina Loes (Creative BC)
Gina Loes is a Program Analyst for Creative BC and the BC Music Fund. She is the first point of contact for the Sound Recording and Careers of BC Artists grant programs, and is responsible for advising grant applicants, processing applications and reporting on the success stories and economic impact of funded projects with her team. Gina has her BA in Music from The University of British Columbia and has been writing, performing, and recording music since 2006. She is known for her work writing and performing with the Vancouver six-piece chamber-pop band, The Ruffled Feathers.
I'm happy to sit in on the finance panel and/or be available for questions afterwards. A group discussion, or perhaps breakout groups with smaller discussions lead by each person in the panel could be good too.
— 1pm TOPIC: Diversity in Production:
Brittany Wong (Bash+Fete) — Event Producer
Having worked with a board spectrum of brands + clients + produced a diverse range of events including the Turner Network Upfront in NYC, BONO's 55th Birthday, OPRAH's Western Canadian Tour, the 99th Annual Grey Cup + The 25th Annual Crystal Ball, Brittany has an eye for creating + building events that exceed clientele expectations + standards.
With Extensive project management skills, strong technical knowledge + a client-focused mentality, Brittany has a knack for thinking outside of the box to come up with one-of-a-kind creative concepts. From black-tie to tie-dye, Brittany lives up to her inadvertent titles of being the go-to-gal + make-it-happener for events of all shapes+sizes.
Shawn Cole (Fader Master Studios)
Liz Kraft (IATSE 118 Young Workers Committee)
Alexis Douglas (SoundGirls.org)
SoundGirls.org – Empowering The Next Generation of Women in Audio
— 3pm TOPIC: Creating change with Intersectional Practices in the music industry:
DJ ANGLE is everyones favourite shitdisturber. tenacious as horseradish, she has spent years in activist and nightlife communities contributing to solid frameworks of accountability and operations, coorganizing dance parties and festivals with harm reduction, intersectional representation, and social equity as foundational values, cocreating peer supported learning spaces to bridge activism with arts and otherwise creatively engaging folks in radical ways. you can find DJ ANGLE volunteering with KARMIK, working events in the LBGTQ2S+ communities, and coorganizing with the Diversity project.
— Brenda Koch (Project Greenhorn/The Carnival Band)
Brenda «Poesy» Koch is an Indigenous Educator at χpey̓ Elementary, President of the Open Air Orchestra Society, Executive Director for The Greenhorn Community Music Project and percussionist with The Carnival Band. She seeks an end to all forms of oppression. She considers community-based arts and activism as a way to move forward into a world that meets the needs of more people, more of the time.
The participants in the Greenhorn Community Music Project wish to build and sustain inter-generational equity through creative collaboration. Greenhorn Community Music Project is an after-school workshop designed to meet the needs of new music learners. Creative elements currently include music, dance, costuming and other performance-based activities. The vision is to remove barriers that young and amateur musicians face so that they can more fully participate and co-develop local culture.
The Carnival Band is a community music project with ten years of history, based out of Commercial Drive’s Britannia Community Centre. Musical direction is provided by Ross Barrett and Tim Sars.
Instrumentation for the band includes all range of brass, woodwinds, drums, percussion, accordions, and of course voice. Stage shows also allow us the opportunity to join our bass, guitar, fiddle, banjo, piano, and keyboard playing friends.
Many of our favourite tunes are originals by band members. The remainder of our monstrous repertoire includes samba, calypso, swing, afrobeat, jazz, funk, disco, and traditional music from around the globe.
We believe that community music is grounded in collaboration, with the aim of empowering the individuals involved. Songs and performances are a means to creative expression and community cohesiveness, rather than an end in themselves.
If you have a desire to learn and perform, we can help make your dream come true. Some instruments are available for loan, and some of the band members teach music professionally. We do this because we love it, and because it makes the neighbourhood smile.
“We Love you More than you Love Us!” – The Carnival Band
— 4pm — Group Discussion with Creative BC: British Columbia’s Creative Industry Catalyst
— Our Sponsors:
Title Sponsor: Let's Hear It BC 2018 Juno Host Committee
2018 Juno Host Committee:
Come On, Vogue — Creative Women* In Music (* Inclusive of trans, female identifying, non-binary, 2spirit, and friends.)
Soundgirls.org Vancouver Chapter: Empowering the Next Generation of Women in Audio
zenGOT: Peace Of Mind With The Gift Of Time
Long & McQuade — Vancouver
Yamaha Raffle Guitar Prize: Play Music Inc
Venue: The Wise Hall & Lounge
Media: CiTR Radio 101.9FM Discorder Radio
Beer: Off The Rail Brewing Co.
Snacks: Uprising Breads Bakery
Coffee: Doi Chaang Coffee (Fair Trade Coffee) – Hipposonic Music
Workshop Support (Panelists):
Project Greenhorn & The Carnival Band
BASH + FETE
IATSE118 Young Workers Committee
— Thank you!!!
Planning Team Volunteers:
Savanah Leigh Wellman (Tiny Kingdom Music)
Natalia Pardalis (pardalisstudio.com)
Poster: Jade McGilvray, Comic Book Artist
Event Photographer: Mary Matheson Photography
Janna (JDog M’Killinit) Dickinson